Saturday, March 11, 2017
They always say that exercising gives you energy. I'm waiting for that to start happening. Every time I work out, I get super tired. Say I'm walking around my neighborhood... I start yawning as I'm walking!!! It's like the harder I exercise, the more tired I get. I never get that "exercise high" that I hear so much about. Maybe it's because I'm not consistent, maybe it's because I need to lose more weight before I can start feeling better. Who knows? All I know is that it doesn't happen for me.
Speaking of exercise, I've been eating great all week but I haven't exercised at all. My schedule changes weekly, thanks to someone's brilliant idea to work days, evenings, and mids week after week with rotating days off. (Complicated I know, don't get me started...) When I work days, which I'm doing this week, it seems like it's hard to get motivated after work to walk. When I work evenings or mids, I don't seem to have a problem getting up before work and getting a workout in. Just shows I am not a morning person. When I work days, I have to be at work at 6am and I can't, for the life of me, get myself to wake up at 4am to workout.
This is my first real week, since learning of the concert I got surprised with, that I've started eating healthy. I've had a couple of slips in the morning on my way to work... I pass a Dunkin and it's my weakness. I love bagels and cream cheese! But for the most part, I've been grazing on healthy snacks throughout the day and eating protein packed, healthy lunches. My husband and I went grocery shopping and got things like baby carrots, cauliflower (which I eat with hummus instead of dressing now), tuna, and crackers. That's not it, but I don't want to list my entire grocery list LOL. Anyway, I've been doing good with that. I will say that I miss feeling "full." I never liked being miserably stuffed but that feeling of being sated, I kind of miss that. I fill up with the carrots, salads, and what not but it's not the same. And last night, my mom took my son for the weekend and my first thought was, "we don't have my son, my husband and I should go out to eat." It was such a strong temptation. I love food! I wish I didn't but I am a foodie. (Just for the record, we did not go out). I wonder if the temptation will ever go away. I assume it will be just like most things, if I give it time, it'll get easier.